Most of us would feel lucky to scratch a visit to the North or South Pole off our bucket lists someday, let alone a trip to both. But a new, ultra-luxury vacation package is offering exactly that -- an insane, 11-day adventure to both of the planet's polar regions via private jet. And it costs about as much as your education.
As Mashable reports, the opulent odyssey -- dubbed the "Tip To Toe Expedition" -- comes from VeryFirstTo, a luxury company that sells exclusive experiences to filthy-rich people who want to be among the first in the world to do things. The company claims there's "never been" a private jet vacation to both the Arctic and the Antarctic. Probably for good reason. As for being exclusive, the trip is available to only 10 people, according to a description on VeryFirstTo's website. The so-called expedition sets out in January 2017.
The trip begins with dinner and an overnight stay in England before jetting to Ivalo, Lapland for three nights under the Northern Lights in glass igloos at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort and likely plenty of time to check out the reindeer, do some ice fishing, and catch a ride on a dog sledge. The journey south begins with a stay at a luxury hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, then another flight on a "specially chartered aircraft" to a camp on Antarctica. As you can imagine, there are way too many amenities and perks lined up along the way to list here, so you'll have to visit the company's site for all of the things you can only dream of doing.
Speaking of dreaming, that'll probably the closest you'll ever get to going on this trip, unless you're among the recent Powerball winners. In that case, it'll set you back just $99,585.
Plus, imagine the wardrobe you'd have to pack for that trip. You'll definitely need more than a carry-on.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and would love to travel to the North to truly experience the Aurora Borealis. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.